Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Sad News and an Update on Personal Health Recovery

I have been away from the blog for a while due to an unfortunate tragedy in my family, in addition to some personal medical treatment. Earlier this month, on Wednesday, February 15th at 3PM, my sister, Kristen Leigh Weddle, passed … Continue reading

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Currently Sick: Expect Some Delay

I flew back from San Francisco yesterday, and I sat next to a very sick guy on the airplane. I am not feeling well this morning, which is a rough way to start the Winter academic quarter. I also have … Continue reading

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SCS/AIA 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco

This week I am flying to San Francisco to attend the 147th annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies and Archaeological Institute of America. The meeting will be taking place from January 6-9, and I’ll be staying in San Francisco … Continue reading

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My New House in Pasadena, CA

I have been away from the blog lately due to a variety of end-of-the-year academic and life-changing business. However, after spending the last couple days moving boxes and furniture out of my old apartment, and then cleaning the place, I have finally … Continue reading

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From Angry Atheist to Happy Humanist: How to Stop Hating on Religion and Start Celebrating Secularism

Originally posted on Civitas Humana:
I deconverted from Protestant Christianity over 5 years ago, right after I began my freshman year in college. It was, I suppose, a fairly typical and drama-free deconversion: I progressed out of the fundamentalism of…

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Some Cool PowerPoint Slides on Roman History and the Bible

This week I finished teaching my first independent university course, for which I  constructed my own website and curriculum. I have previously taught Latin and Greek courses from prepared syllabi, as well as discussion sections for courses on Greek and … Continue reading

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Weekend Hospital Visit and the “Miracle” of Modern Medicine

Late last month I announced that I would be taking a break from the blog and part of the reason was due to the fact that I have been experiencing a distressing loss of energy. I thought that the symptoms … Continue reading

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